Filibusters - Gridlock & Chaos

  • Aired:  07/16/13
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The Senate reaches a bipartisan agreement to preserve the filibuster, but Jason Jones prefers more old-school methods. (4:10)

SO WITH SENATORS APPARENTLY

RIPPING ONE ANOTHER HEARTS OUT,

IT LOOKS LIKE THE SENATE IS

GOING NUCLEAR.

I SHOULD PROBABLY GET A FEW

THINGS OFF MY CHEST MYSELF.

I HAD A GAY EXPERIENCE IN

COLLEGE.

TECHNICALLY I WAS 31 BUT IT

HAPPENED AT THE COLLEGE.

WHAT ELSE?

I DON'T LIKE ARTICHOKES.

THAT'S EMBARRASSING.

AND IF ANYONE EVER DISCOVERS THE

MUTILATED BODY OF A VAGRANT.

>> THE SENATE HAS REACHED A DEAL

TO REACH THE SO-CALLED NUCLEAR

OPTION.

>> THEN I HAD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

TO DO WITH IT.

SERIOUSLY?

HOW DID THE NUCLEAR OPTION GET

AVERTED?

>> A SMALLER GROUP OF SENATORS

LIKE BY McCAIN AND SHEUMER

HAVE HAMMERED THIS OUT.

TWO OF THE PRESIDENT'S NOMINEES

WILL BE WITHDRAWN.

TWO NEW NAMES OFFERED AND FIVE

OTHERS WILL GO FORWARD.

>> John: SO A ROUTINE BIT OF

HORSE TRADING.

ALL IT TOOK TO GET THERE WAS

WEEKS OF THREATS AND HYPERBOLIC

RHETORIC ABOUT ENDING THE

SENATE.

I PRESUME YOU PEOPLE ARE ALL

ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES.

>> THERE'S GOOD NEWS.

WHAT IT REFLECTS IS NOT ONLY

RESPECT FOR THE SENATE RULES BUT

REALLY AN UNDERSTANDING THAT TO

GET SOLUTIONS, WE'VE GOT TO WORK

IN A BIPARTISAN WAY.

>> THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE SEEN

IN A LONG TIME SENATORS OF BOTH

POLITICAL PEARS SIT DOWN AND

HAMMER OUT AN AGREEMENT.

>> John: I GUESS THAT IS

TECHNICALLY BETTER.

YES, WE HAVE COME TO REACH NEXT

TO NOTHING BUT WE DID IT

TOGETHER.

FOR MORE ON THIS, WE TURN TO

SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL

CORRESPONDENT JASON JONES WHO IS

ON THE SENATE FLOOR.

JASON, THE FILIBUSTER HAS BEEN

PRESERVED FOR NOW.

SO IT SEEMS WE WON'T SEE THE

PREDICTED DISSENT INTO GRIDLOCK

AND CHAOS THEN.

>> GRIDLOCK AND CHAOS.

HOW WOULD THAT BE WORSE THAN THE

CURRENT SITUATION?

THE SENATE DREAMS OF THE DAY

THINGS IMPROVE TO A STATE OF

GRIDLOCK AND CHAOS.

>> John: IS IT REALLY THAT BAD

THERE?

>> JOHN, JOHN, DO YOU KNOW WHAT

ALL THIS STUFF IS?

THESE ARE SENATE BILLS WAITING

TO COME UP TO THE FLOOR FOR A

VOTE.

LOOK HOW OLD THEY ARE.

LOOK AT THIS THING HERE.

LOOK AT THIS.

THE FAIR SLAVE PRICING ACT OF

1852.

THIS ONE HERE.

BAN THIS NEW JAZZ CRAZE BILL.

LOOK AT THIS ONE.

A BILL TO GRANT THE

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF ALL

AROUND GREAT GUYS TO O.J.

[BLEEP] SIMPSON.

IF THE SENATORS WERE SMART THEY

WOULD HAVE GOTTEN RID OF THE

FILIBUSTER COMPLETELY.

>> John: NOT PROPOSING TO GET

RID OF ALL FILIBUSTERS JUST ONES

BLOCKING NON-LIFETIME EXECUTIVE

APPOINTMENTS.

>> THAT'S TRYING TO CURB FIREARM

VIOLENCE BY BANNING T-SHIRT

GUNS.

TRYING TO PUT OUT A VOLCANO BY

TAKING A PISS IN IT.

THEY SHOULD GO BACK TO THE OLD

SCHOOL FILIBUSTER.

>> John: WHEN THEY HAD TO TALK

FOR HOURS AND HOURS WITHOUT

GETTING A BATHROOM BREAK.

>> LIKE REAL MEN.

LIKE WENDY DAVIS.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> John: I HONORLY DON'T KNOW IF

THEY CAN DO THAT, JASON.

REMEMBER THESE ARE MOSTLY OLD

MEN.

THERE IS NO WAY THEY CAN STAND

THERE FOR HOURS WITHOUT LEAVING

TO GET TO A BATHROOM.

>> Reporter: YES, THEY CAN.

WE REPORTERS, WE DO IT ALL THE

TIME.

>> John: WHOA, WHOA, JASON,

JASON.

HOW ARE YOU LOOPING THAT?

JASON, WHY ARE YOU WEARING THAT

DIAPER?

>> Reporter: I CAN'T HAVE YOU

THROW TO DEAD AIR BECAUSE I'M IN

THE BATHROOM DRAINING THE SNAKE.

THE SNAKE DID DRAINED ANYWHERE.

SNAKE DON'T MIND.

SNAKE'S COOL.

>> John: PLEASE, PLEASE.

STOP REFERRING TO YOUR PENIS AS

A SNAKE.

>> Reporter: SHHH.

HE CAN HEAR YOU.

BUT THE POINT IS, IF I CAN BE

OUT HERE IN A DIAPER, WHY CAN'T

MITCH McCONNELL?

SNON BECAUSE THAT SEEMS BENEATH

THE DIGNITY OF THE SENATE.

>> Reporter: YOU REALLY THINK

MITCH McCONNELL [BLEEP] INTO

AN ADULT-SIZED HUGEES IS LESS

DIGNIFIED THAN THE WAY THE

CURRENT IS OPERATING.

>> John: YOU'VE ACTUALLY GOT A

POINT THERE,

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